The Habit Society
To: Society Members
This is probably the only time we’re going to say that you shouldn’t take responsibility for your own actions. So, take advantage of this free pass.
Writing down when and where you will perform a habit has been scientifically proven to triple your odds of actually doing it.
Simply being aware of this process allows you to bring consciousness to your decision-making to help you hack your environment and set yourself up for success.
What if we realized that getting out of bed early was just 10 seconds of annoyance, followed by an extremely happy and productive morning? Well, good news.
The Goldilocks Rule: We experience optimal motivation when tasks are just the right amount of difficulty based on our current abilities. Not too easy. Not too hard. Just right.
Picture this. It’s 2021. Dust is accumulating on the treadmill, kraft dinner is still your go-to, and that book on your nightstand might as well be décor. Don’t panic – it’s not too late.
Virtually all of our psychological suffering comes from being lost in thought.
We can’t stress this enough. There is overwhelming evidence that small, incremental change is the best way for a habit to stick in the long run.
“The human is probably the only species that deliberately deprives itself of sleep.” Let that sink in. Better yet – sleep on it.
People who are “healthy” would usually say no to a brownie. If you want to be a healthy person, you need to identify as a healthy eater. Once you identify as such, your actions will be shaped by your identity.